Wednesday 21 March 2018

Point-to point: Lisronagh

Fair Of Cappamore and Broadbackbob stand out in the five-year-old geldings, which is likely to divide, in a probable 12-race programme at Lisronagh today.

If this pair can avoid each other, they could both score.

Top Twig is always hard to oppose in the Open, which will also more than likely divide, but Island Peak and Optimus Prime will provide a stern test. Dessie Hughes can take the six-year-old geldings maiden with Sporting Theme, while Bell On Bike is the one to beat in the last for David Christie, having finished second on his debut at Maralin.

Kilmurry Kid stands out in the winners' race at Avaune tomorrow, while Bothar Clei could be worth following in the confined maiden. Bell On Bike has an engagement at Lisronagh, but if he chooses the Avaune option he could be rewarded in this seven-runner contest.

Barnanely Beau is the choice in the five-year-old geldings maiden.

The mares maiden at Boulta on Monday has produced Bluesea Cracker, Askanna and Our Victoria in recent years and this year it looks as strong as ever. Colin Bowe won both divisions last season and has a live chance again this time around with Maralin casualty Kevin Fancy, although prefer-ence here goes to Printing Polly.

Pat Doyle can take the four-year-old geldings maiden with Gleann Na Ndochais, while the five-year-old geldings can go to Hall Pence, which can see off Salsify to score. Rose Of Fairyhill provides plenty of each-way value in the mares' Open.

Number of the week

20Connections will be happy to get back to business after 20 days without a meeting.

Horse to follow

As there was no racing last week, it's a question of keeping eyes peeled this weekend.

Weekend selection

Hall Pence holds entries at Boulta, Lisronagh and Avaune and wherever he turns up he will take a lot of beating.


Today: United at Ballindenisk -- Off

Tipperary at Lisronagh 11.0

Tomorrow: United at Avaune 11.30

Monday: West Waterford at Boulta 11.30

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